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Josh Stanish: Biggie's IC Crayfish - 11:15

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Josh Stanish is a tyer from Bozeman, MT. Find out more about Josh by going to Biggie's Bugs

Josh grew up in the mountains of Colorado and watched a world class resort grow from the ground up. His passion for fishing got started at a young age when his father would take him camping in the flat top wilderness. When he was about 10 he found an old spin/flyfish combo rod and headed to the river. He has been completely consumed with the sport ever since. Upon graduating High School he headed north to the great state of Montana. He attended college between his days on the Madison, Yellowstone and Gallatin Rivers.

"I fell in love with fly fishing as a young boy when I found on old Eagle Claw Spin/Flyfish combo rod in my neighbors garage. Armed with the rod, reel filled with only backing and a prince nymph I jumped on my bike and made the 5 mile trek down the gravel road to the Eagle River. I caught and landed two brown trout and have been a fly fishing addict since the first fish ate my fly."

You can also contact Josh for custom fly orders.
"Biggie’s Bugs Custom Flies is a small side business that I operate during the winter months as a way to make a few extra dollars to supplement my busy summer of guide income. For years I have tied flies commercially for local shops and my guide clients. This is not a full time year round job for me, but I really enjoy fly tying and hope to pass along my skills to others through this site. My goal is to offer flies that I have personally developed over the years, custom tie any concotion that someone is looking for and offer standard issue patterns as well. "

Recipe

  • Hook: 3x Long streamer hook # 6-10
  • Thread: 140 Denier UTC thread
  • Antennae: Pheasant tail fibers and black round rubber
  • Wingcase: Turkey feathers
  • Claws: Filoplume feathers from saddle hackle
  • Body: Ice dub chennille (Tan)
  • Ribbing: Medium wire (copper)
  • Hackle: Ginger saddle

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James Warren Clouser Minnow - 8:12

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James Warren has been tying commercially since he was 12 years old. He has guided for 9 years and fished all over the world. Recipe:

  • Hook: Any streamer hook. Stainless steel for saltwater.
  • Thread: Fine mono
  • Eyes: Lead or dumbbell eyes to match fishing conditions and water depth. Use zap-a-gap to secure to hook prior to tying
  • Body: White and pink Ice Fur or similar synthetic. Bucktail also works very well and was the original material.

Josh Stanish: Corn Fed Prince Nymph - 8:50

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Josh Stanish is a tyer from Bozeman, MT. Find out more about Josh by going to Biggie's Bugs or to www.montanatroutchasers.com

Josh grew up in the mountains of Colorado and watched a world class resort grow from the ground up. His passion for fishing got started at a young age when his father would take him camping in the flat top wilderness. When he was about 10 he found an old spin/flyfish combo rod and headed to the river. He has been completely consumed with the sport ever since. Upon graduating High School he headed north to the great state of Montana. He attended college between his days on the Madison, Yellowstone and Gallatin Rivers.

Recipe

  • Hook: 2x Long Nymph Hook # 2-6
  • Bead: 1/4" Spirit River Brite Beads
  • weight: Size .030 lead wire
  • Thread: Flat wax nylon (Black)
  • Tail: Brown Goose Biots
  • Body: Ice Dub Chenille (Black)
  • Collar: Brown Schapplen
  • Wings; White Goose Biots

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Dave Tucker's Winter Spey - 9:00

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According to his mother, Dave began fishing with an actual fly while backpacking in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains. Such trips were an inspiration for Dave. Returning home, he would scrounge materials and begin tying. This teenage hobby continued after high school as Dave perfected his famous patterns. Teaming with Ken McGee and others, Dave began commercial fly tying in 1977. In addition to owning a Boise fly shop for seventeen years, his efforts and skill earned international awards for his exceptional flies. The accolades continued in another facet of Dave's involvement with fishing, as he has guided senators, ambassadors, media personnel, entertainers and hundreds of "everyday anglers." In yet another direction, Dave attended Mel Kreiger's famous casting school and was certified Fly Fishing Federation Flycasting Instructor. The list goes on: Dave has studied fly casting under Joan Wulff, worked with school districts to develop fishing programs, and mastered single-handed and spey casting. If it involves flies and fish, Dave has done it.

After departing from the retail venue of fly fishing, Dave met and married fellow fly fisherwoman, Rhonda Price, due to popular demand they began their guiding operation, "Dreams on the Fly". Combining their love of the sport, as well as the passion for sharing the sport with others, they guide people from all over the world on the Grande Ronde, Owyhee and numerous other rivers considered Blue Ribbon waters of the west. Featured in Forbes magazine as one the the premier guides in the Northwest(See Article Here), they primarily guide for steelhead, brown and rainbow trout, and small mouth bass. Dreams on the Fly specializes in daily, 3 and 5 day float trips with an emphasis on offering the customer an experience of a lifetime. "You just need to have your waders and boots and we'll take care of the rest".

Dave and Rhonda can be reached at:
Dave and Rhonda
208-861-2853
206-930-5012
PO Box 638
Parma, ID 83660
www.dreamsonthefly.com

RECIPE

  • Hook: Daiichi #2051
  • Thread: Orange 8/0 Uni Thread
  • Body: Pink Wool
  • Ribbing: Fine Oval Silver Tinsel
  • Hackle: Hot Orange Schlappen
  • Throat Hackle: Purple Mallard Flank
  • Wing: 4 Shrimp Orange Neck Hackles tied back to back

The combination of colors in the Winter Spey, has proven to be a winner on the bright cold days of winter. Fish the Winter Spey close to the bottom in large sizes 3/0 and 1.5.

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